As İDDMİB, we held more than 1,400 bilateral meetings with the participation of 151 Turkish companies and 450 foreign companies in 15 countries in 2020.
Digital platforms, virtual fairs and conferences are now driving trade. We, as İDDMİB, held more than 1,400 bilateral meetings with the participation of 151 Turkish companies and 450 foreign companies in 15 countries in 2020. Our Virtual Committees have received a very high demand from our member companies. Our companies got to know the market and gained information by communicating with local companies. We think that these delegations, which we organized in order to maintain the virtual trade in this period when physical trade cannot be carried out with the support provided by the state, satisfied our members. While it was not possible to carry out bilateral business meetings by visiting 5 countries within 1 week by finding a suitable time frame physically, the buyers of 5 countries were met in 5 days in virtual delegations. We learned that these virtual activities, carried out in line with the feedback we received from our members, turned into concrete commercial relations. This showed us that it is possible to make sales and increase the customer portfolio outside of physical and traditional marketing methods.